Strawberry-Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Prep Time 30 minutes, Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Yield  6
Ingredients:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 pint strawberry ice cream, slightly softened
Directions:
Make cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light. Add egg and vanilla; beat until incorporated. Reduce speed to low, and gradually mix in flour mixture (dough will be soft). Mix in chocolate chips by hand.
Drop mounds of dough (each equal to 2 level tablespoons) onto baking sheets, spacing as far apart as possible. With fingers, make mounds as round as possible (you should have 14 to 15).
Bake, switching baking sheets from top to bottom halfway through, until edges of cookies are firm but not hard, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool 1 minute on baking sheets; transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.
Assemble sandwiches: Scoop 1/3 cup ice cream onto flat side of each of 6 cookies. Top each with another cookie, and press gently to form a sandwich (you have extra cookies, in case of breakage).
Freeze sandwiches until firm, at least 1 to 2 hours, before serving (or up to a week, wrapped individually in plastic wrap).
Yael’s tip:  You can add most fruits when making ice cream.  When you have created the ice cream sandwich, freeze it. Once frozen take them out.  Have ready melted dark chocolate.  Make one sandwich at a time. Dip the ice cream sandwich into melted dark chocolate, then immediately roll the sides into chopped nuts (almonds, peanuts or pistachios) or dried chopped fruits and small dark chocolate chips. The nuts add a healthy protein/fiber, the chopped dried fruits (no sugar added variety) add a sweet touch and the dark chocolate adds antioxidants.  For more information: http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/ice-cream-treats#slide_6

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About Yael Tenenbaum

Mom of 2 kids
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